What Happened on July 7, 1928

Historical Events

  • American Edward Hamm sets then long jump world record at 25' 11" at Cambridge, Massachusetts

Historic Invention

Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.

  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody wins 2nd of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles beating Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-3
1928 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Sadikin, Indonesian politician and governor of Jakarta (1966-77), born in Sumedang, West Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2008)
  • Patricia Hitchcock, British-American actress, born in London, England (d. 2021)
Born in 1928

About July 7, 1928

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 94 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer